Fr. Gerald Ragan, VF, Pastor

Fr. Gonzalo Meza,
Parochial Vicar

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Fr. Lou Lindsey,
Senior Parochial Vicar

Fr. Michael Hull

Fr. David Arnoldt

Fr. Richard Sutter,
In Residence

Prayer For Expressing Gratitude

Gracious God, in the busy-ness of our day, we sometimes forget to stop to thank you for all that is good in our lives. Our blessings are many and our hearts are filled with gratefulness for the gift of living, for the ability to love and be loved, for the opportunity to see the everyday wonders of creation, for sleep and water, for a mind that thinks and a body that feels.

We thank you, too for those things in our lives that are less than we would hope them to be: things that seem challenging, unfair, or difficult. When our hearts feel stretched and empty, and pools of tears form in our weary eyes, still we rejoice that you are as near to us as our next breath and that in the midst of turbulence, we are growing and learning. In the silence of our souls, we thank you most of all for your unconditional and eternal love. We make this prayer through the greatest gift of all, Your Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Amen! Amen!

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St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church

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Mass Schedule

Vigil Mass for Sunday:
Saturday 5:00 pm

7:45 am, 10:30 am,
12:15 pm, 5:30 pm

Saturday 3:45-4:45 pm

Daily Mass:
Monday - Friday 7:00 am Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:15am
Miraculous Medal Novena
& Evening Mass 5:15 pm,

Saturday Morning Mass & Anointing of the Sick

Monday 5:00pm & Saturday 4:30pm

Holy Days of Obligation:
Please consult the bulletin.

Arrangements should be made at least four
months in advance.

are celebrated
once a month
(except during Lent). Please call office to register.

Prayer for Vocations

O God, hear our prayer and let our cry come unto You.
Bless our Diocese of Savannah with many vocations to the priesthood, diaconate, and religious life.
Give the men and women You call the light to understand Your gift and the love to follow always in the footsteps of Your priestly Son.

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Welcome to St. Mary on the Hill Parish! We are a stewardship parish and the spiritual home of over 2400 families. We are involved in many different ministries with a strong emphasis on Catholic formation. We are blessed to have a Perpetual Adoration Chapel. We hope you find our website to be informative and a good introduction to our very vibrant faith community. Please know you are always welcome to visit us, pray with us and / or join the parish. Thank you for checking us out.

The Priority Planning Listening Session
on September 20, 2016, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
in the cafeteria /gym facilitated by Fr. Gary Kastl

The session will include interactive, facilitated discussions in small groups
during which the participants will be asked to identify:
1. What our faith community does well
2. Three priorities we should consider over the next 3 years
3. What we would like the parish to look like in 3 years

Come and bring your ideas!

Upcoming Events:

K of C Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, September 11 8:00 am

CCD Begins
Sunday, September 11 9:00 am

Religious Education Home School Meeting
Sunday, September 11 10:00 am

Youth Master's Table
Sunday, September 11 10:30 am

Financial Peace University Sunday Sessions Begin
Sunday, September 11 3:00 pm

Rite of Enrollment
Sunday, September 11 during 5:30 pm Mass

Middle School Youth Night
Sunday, September 11 6:30 pm

Confirmation Sessions Begin
Sunday, September 11 6:45 pm

Family Honor Real Love & Real Life
Monday, September 12 6:30 pm

RCIA Begins
Monday, September 12 7:00 pm

School Commission Meeting
Tuesday, September 13 5:00 pm

St. Mary's School PTO Meeting
Tuesday, September 13 7:00 pm

Second Wednesday, Where Psychology Meets Christ
Wednesday, September 14 6:46 pm

Financial Peace University Wednesday Sessions Begin
Wednesday, September 14 7:00 pm

Tea Time with the Lord
Saturday, September 17 11:00 am

Catechetical Sunday
September 18
Catechetical Sunday is a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the role that each person plays, by virtue of Baptism, in handing on the faith and being a witness to the Gospel. It's also an opportunity for all to rededicate themselves to this mission as a community of faith.

Children's Liturgy Begins
Sunday, SEptember 18 10:30 am

Confirmation Session
Sunday, September 18 6:45 pm

Pastoral Council Meeting
Monday, September 19 5:30 pm

Family Honor Real Love & Real Life
Monday, September 19 6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 20 6:30 pm

Finance Commission Meeting
Wednesday, September 21 5:00 pm

Catholism: Rediscovering Our Faith
Wednesday, September 21 7:00 pm

Middle School Youth Night
Sunday, September 25 6:30 pm

Confirmation Session
Sunday, September 25 6:45 pm

Family Honor Real Love & Real Life
Monday, September 26 6:30 pm

Tuesday Music Live
September 27 12:00 noon

Confirmation Meeting and Adoration (8th Grade Students and their parents)
Tuesday, September 27 7:00 pm

Blessing of Animals
Saturday, October 1 10:30 am

Baptism Prep Class
Sunday, October 2 1:30 pm

Confirmation Spiritual Retreat (9th Grade Students & Sponsors)
Sunday, October 2 3:00 pm

Parish Mission Statement
St. Mary on the Hill Parish, a Catholic faith community, is committed to caring for Godís people through stewardship. We are bound together by the Eucharist, directed by the Gospel teachings and the teachings of the Church, enlightened by the Holy Spirit, and are committed to sharing in the ministry of Jesus Christ. As stewards, we will proclaim the Gospel, promote peace and justice, and use our time, talents, and treasure to advance Godís Kingdom.

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